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By: Greg Sacidor

The Little Mermaid is coming to life thanks to Disney in an all-new “cutting-edge” television special.

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Tuesday (May 16), Disney announced plans for a hybrid-like The Little Mermaid special for this upcoming fall. The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live will feature a combination of live action, animation and cutting-edge technology.

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While no talent has been brought on board as of yet, the show is set to cast a lineup full of celebrity artists whose performances will “weave seamlessly throughout the original animated film,” according to a press release.

Television musicals have seen a soar in popularity recently thanks to the success of specials such as Grease: Live and Hairspray Live!

The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live will air October 3 on ABC.

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